Ernie Watts

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Legal name: Ernest James Watts


Ernest James "Ernie" Watts (born October 23, 1945) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues musician. He plays saxophone (tenor, alto and soprano) and flute. He might be best known for his work with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and his Grammy Awards as an instrumentalist. He has also toured with The Rolling Stones, joining them on their 1981 tour and also appearing with them in the 1982 film Let's Spend the Night Together.

He is noted for playing "The Mystery Horn" (actually a Conn straight-necked C Melody Saxophone) solo on Frank Zappa's album The Grand Wazoo in 1972.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Come Together Richard "Groove" Holmes & Ernie Watts 1
1989 Project: Activation Earth Ernie Watts 1
1991 [with Gilberto Gil] Afoxe Ernie Watts 1
1994 Reaching Up Ernie Watts 1
1996 The Long Road Home Ernie Watts 2
1996 Ticino Chris Walden featuring Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts 1
1997 The Tenor Trio Ernie Watts / Pete Christlieb / Rickey Woodard 1
1998 Classic Moods Ernie Watts 1
2001 Super Black Blues T‐Bone Walker, 'Big' Joe Turner, Otis Spann, George "Harmonica" Smith, Paul Humphrey, Ernie Watts, Arthur Wright & Ron Brown 1
Unity Ernie Watts 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Spirit Song Ernie Watts 1

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